Stewardship

What is stewardship?

Simply put, stewardship is a way of life. Throughout the Scriptures, we hear of God entrusting much to His people, asking them to use those gifts wisely, faithfully, in a way that does Him honor.  Just so, the Lord gives us a great many gifts and asks that we be good stewards of those blessings.  We consider "stewardship" in terms of three distinct, but interconnected, dimensions: prayer, service, and sharing.  

Prayer

All we do, and all we are, begins with the Lord, is sustained by His grace, and finds its happy completion in Him. Prayer sustains us as we strive to live out our call as Christians.

Prayer flows from the heart, it's essential to the Christian life.  Our website contains some useful information to help you pray with us and grow in your relationship with the Lord.

Service

We are compelled by the Lord to love and to serve Him in others, especially those most in need. Service puts our prayer and the love of Jesus into action.

There are countless ways to serve the Lord, and we at Holy Spirit are active in discerning opportunities to do that as a parish community.  Check out some of our outreach ministries and see how the Lord might be calling you to serve Him.

Sharing

Our financial generosity is a return to the Lord for his goodness and blessings to us. We share our treasure as an act of gratitude and love so the Lord's good work can continue.

Below are some ways in which you might consider prayerfully sharing to support the Lord's important work here at Holy Spirit!

 
 
 

Amazon Smile

Experience feel-good shopping by helping Holy Spirit Catholic Church when you shop at Amazon Smile.

Shop at Smile.Amazon.com and they will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to Holy Spirit  at no cost to you with the same products, same prices and same service.

To get started, click button below and choose Holy Spirit Catholic Church (Virginia Beach). 

You must shop through Amazon Smile each time in order to get the donation.

 

Drop off or Mail-in

Holy Spirit Parish

1396 Lynnhaven Parkway

Virginia Beach, VA  23453

 

Electronic Contributions

We highly encourage our parishioners to send in their contributions electronically through their banking institution’s online payment services called "BILL PAY."

 

Your Account Number is your Envelope Number.

Address:  Holy Spirit Church, 1396 Lynnhaven Pkwy, VA Beach, VA 23453

Phone:  (757-468-3600)

By letting us know you have switched from envelopes to electronic contributions (either Online Giving or Bill Pay), you will receive a quarterly packet (instead of the bi-monthly packet) which consists of only the special intention, Holy Days and Catholic Virginian envelopes.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept direct wire transfers into our bank.

Thank you for your support of Holy Spirit and your help in reducing our envelope expenses.

 

Men's Club Paver Campaign

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Create a lasting legacy by purchasing a paver in our Parish Courtyard

 

For $75 you can remember a loved one, acknowledge a birthday, graduation or other special occasion.

For more information and/or fill an application form, please click the button "Paver Campaign" or HERE.  Proceeds will be used for capital improvement projects and other parish needs.

 

If you have questions or wish to handle a payment directly, please contact George Bieber at (757) 714-0602 or Jess Espiritu at (757) 449-4358.

 

Scrip Fundraiser

To create an account with Shop with Scrip, please contact the Parish Office for the enrollment code:  (757) 468-3600 or email us

 

Wills & Bequests

Create Your Legacy at Holy Spirit Parish!

One of the most unique and impactful ways of ensuring the future of Holy Spirit is through a legacy gift.  A legacy gift can take many forms such as a simple bequest as a part of your estate plans and can be of great benefit in helping fulfill your personal financial objectives.  It is our sincere hope that you will give prayerful consideration to partnering with us in shaping the Holy Spirit that our children, grandchildren and future generations experience.

 

Gifts from a Will or Trust
Gifts from a Will or Living Trust are two of the most common ways to create a legacy gift for the benefit of the Catholic Church.  A bequest may include cash, specific property, or a share of the estate.

Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets
Donating stocks, bonds or mutual funds directly to Holy Spirit significantly increases your tax deduction and the amount of income our parish receives.

Gifts from your Retirement Plan
Gifts of retirement assets are another simple way to leave a gift by naming Holy Spirit as beneficiary of a percent or full amount of your Individual Retirement Account, 401k or other qualified retirement plan.

Gifts of Life Insurance
There are many ways in which life insurance policies can be used to make a contribution, all of which provide tax deductions and the opportunity to make a more substantial gift than otherwise possible.  It is easy to name Holy Spirit as the beneficiary of a policy or transfer ownership of a paid-up policy to our parish.

Gifts of Real Estate
Holy Spirit may be named as beneficiary or co-beneficiary to almost any type of personal property or real estate.

We recognize that your intentions are a personal matter that you may wish to keep confidential.  However, if you are willing to share them, we would like to acknowledge your intentions both at the parish level and through the newly created 1820 Circle of the Diocese of Richmond.  If you are interested in more information or would like to let us know of plans already in motion, please contact the parish office.  The Diocese also has an extensive website with more information on the 1820 Circle as well as the different ways you can create a legacy gift.  We encourage you to visit the site at www.richmonddiocese.org/plannedgiving.

The diocesan website is for educational purposes only and not considered professional financial or legal advice.  Benefits will vary depending on various factors.  An important part of making a planned gift is consultation with your own professional legal and financial advisors to determine the best vehicle to fit your needs.